Keye Luke (June 18, 1904 – January 12, 1991) was a Chinese-born American actor.
Luke was born in Guangzhou, China to a father who owned an art shop, and grew up in Seattle. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1944. Before becoming an actor he was a local artist in Hollywood, and worked on several of the murals inside Grauman's Chinese Theater. He did some of the original artwork for the 1933 King Kong pressbook.
Luke made his film debut in The Painted Veil in 1934, and the following year gained his first big role, as Charlie Chan's eldest son in Charlie Chan in Paris. He worked so well with Warner Oland, the actor playing Chan, that "Number One Son" became a regular character in the series, alternately helping and distracting "Pop" Chan in each of his murder cases.
Read an interview by Keye Luke about his work in Hollywood, free from The Charlie Chan Family.